Students will have a great time learning to code with Scratch, a block based programming tool developed by MIT Media Lab. With a 4:1 student/instructor ratio, each student gets to work on their project at their own pace. Most importantly, students will find computer coding to be a powerful means of creative outlet. Students interested in design, art and animation will find this class eye-opening. Those interested in gaming will find that they can build their own games with more freedom and creativity. In the process they will learn some fundamental programming concepts like functions, conditionals and iterations.
Laptops are provided and all student work will be accessible online. During the last day, students will have the opportunity to present the project they've been working on during the week to the whole class, including parents.